Rolling Along

We’re going to blend all the favorites into a delicious free form stew this morning, looking to the north, south, east and west for our inspiration. Not only do we have some Otis Redding soul, but we’ve also got some traditional blendings from David Johansen, The Devil Makes Three, and some southern fried sounds from James Lee Stanley and John Hammond. A lot of our playlist makes connections: moonlight drives, Memphis tributes, and a lot about our title track ‘rolling along’. I’ve also got a little splash of Frankie Laine for inspiration along those lines. Tune in on a Sonoma County Friday morning for more from the Cherry Street Historic District and the mighty KOWS, streaming to planet earth on

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Mavericks Rolling Along Brand New Day Amazon
3John Hammond Riding In The Moonlight Southern Fried Amazon
4James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt Moonlight Drive All Wood And Doors Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive Strange Days Amazon
6Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss Lucky One Amazon
7B.B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King Riding With The King Amazon
8John Hiatt Book Lovers Riding With the King Amazon
9David Johansen & the Harry Smiths Well, I've Been to Memphis BMW Audiophile Amazon
10J.J. Cale Midnight in Memphis The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
11Charley Crockett That's How I Got to Memphis Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
12Randy Newman Rollin' Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
13Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' Stone Rollin' – Single Amazon
14Tiny Bradshaw The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) – Single Amazon
15Various Blazing Saddles Pledge To Hedley Lamarr Audio Sound Clips Amazon
16Frankie Laine Signature / Main Title Blazing Saddles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [40th Anniversary Edition] Amazon
17Frankie Laine Rawhide Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Otis Redding I'm Sick Y'All Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
19Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All The Greatest Hits Amazon
20Elvis Presley It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin' From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
21The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
22The Box Tops The Letter The Classic Sixties: 1967 Amazon
23Eartha Kitt The Memphis Blues The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
24Jerry Lee Lewis Night Train To Memphis A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
25Mink Deville You Just Keep Holding On The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26Ben E. King Spanish Harlem Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
27Cassius Clay Stand by Me Golden Throats, Vol. 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities Amazon
28Creedence Clearwater Revival It Ain't You Or Me 36 All – Time Greatest Hits 3 CD Set (Disk 3) Amazon
29Kevin Russell Nadine You Don't Know Me Amazon
30John Prine Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian German Afternoons Amazon
31The Staple Singers I'll Take You There The Soul Story, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
32Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon

Torch Songs

Smoky lounges, familiar places, and torch songs to patronize those forlorn lovers alone at the bar. You get the drift. Sentimentality abounds this morning on Deeper Roots as we dig into a subset of virtually any genre out there. It’s as old as time itself, of course: songs and stories of unrequited or lost love, either where one is oblivious to the feelings of another or has moved on from a relationship, all told in teary notes by the performer. Let me just say that there was no shortage of fodder for this show whether it was country, jazz, soul, or pop. We’ll hear from Julie London, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Aretha, Roy Orbison, and on and on. No rest for the pain of unrequited love. Tune in for a crazy moon, crying time, and the end of the world on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Julie London Cry Me A River Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
3Eva Taylor Moanin' Low The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
4Gertrude Niesen Smoke Gets In Your Eyes My Best Wishes Amazon
5Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 44 Your Hit Parade Amazon
6Judy Garland That Man That Got Away Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
7Julie London In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Torch Songs Amazon
8Peggy Lee Oh You Crazy Moon Torch Songs Amazon
9Lena Horne Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
10Dusty Springfield Anyone Who Had A Heart A Girl Called Dusty Amazon
11Dusty Springfield Someone To Watch Over Me Simply & Dusty [Disc 4] Amazon
12Sarah Vaughan Someone To Watch Over Me The Best Of Sarah Vaughan 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection) Amazon
13Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
14Skeeter Davis The End Of The World The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
15Little Anthony & The Imperials Hurt So Bad The Best Of Little Anthony And The I Mperials Amazon
16Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby Classic Soul Ballads: Sweet Thing [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
20The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You Malt Shop Memories – Top Down Convertible Sound ( Disc 1) Amazon
21Kay Starr I've Grown Accustomed to His Face Torch Songs Amazon
22Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Nat King Cole [Disc 3] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Love Hurts The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24The Beach Boys Caroline No Pet Sounds Amazon
25Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
26Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Classic Country 1975 – 1979 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds The Classic Sixties: '60s Flashback Amazon
28Willie Nelson Someone to Watch over Me Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29Dakota Staton Misty Torch Songs Amazon
30Dionne Warwick Always Something There To Remind Me Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
31The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
33Jo Stafford The Things We Did Last Summer Candy Amazon
34The Traveling Wilburys Not Alone Anymore Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Amazon